View Full Version : [all variants] Looking to make A Home Server, Need Code Double-Checked

February 26th, 2010, 09:40 PM
I found this page online. And I thought it was really nice, and I really like the way torrentflux was added, thats a must for me. I am wondering if there is a better approach now, or if this approach is still good, and I was just wondering if someone could double-check the code, see if its good. I have an old dell laying around, and I thought it was finally time to put it to good use. So here it is.


February 26th, 2010, 10:00 PM
I don't understand why they enabled the root account yet continued to use sudo for everything. I would recommend not enabling the root account and use sudo instead. Also, that was written for Ubuntu 6.10 which is really old (and not even supported anymore) so some things may have changed since then and need to be configured differently.

Jive Turkey
February 27th, 2010, 12:38 AM
There are a lot more current guides than that, in addition to what agonoruci said about not enabling the root account, i would avoid installing SWAT too. It has been abandoned by its developers and likely has security holes that will never be fixed. Samba is easy enough to configure without it.

February 27th, 2010, 12:42 AM
looks just about right but i would obviously use a more updated version of ubuntu

February 27th, 2010, 04:38 PM
howtoforge (http://www.howtoforge.com/howtos/linux/ubuntu) has several "perfect server" articles you might consider...